Where Are They Now? Bills Roll Over Struggling Eagles

Published by Dominic Martinez on October 11, 2011 at 3:11AM
FITZ CRACKERS

Ryan Fitzpatrick '05 had his lowest passing yard total of the season, but the Bills dominated the Eagles Sunday.

In a new weekly feature, The Crimson will be tracking the successes (and potential failures) of some of Harvard’s most successful graduates not to use their Harvard degrees. While a tour through professional sports is not exactly a who’s who of Harvard alumni, a few athletes have taken their game to the next level. From Jeremy Lin to Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Crimson maintains a presence outside of the labs and law offices of the world.

In this edition of “Where Are They Now,” our focus continues to be on Ryan Fitzpatrick '05. Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bills played host to Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Following last weekend’s disappointing three-point loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bills had hoped to recover in their matchup against Philadelphia.

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Where Are They Now? Fitzpatrick Suffers First Loss of Season

Published by Tyler Kugler on October 04, 2011 at 3:11AM

On Sunday, Ryan Fitzpatrick '05 and the Buffalo Bills suffered their first loss of the 2011 season to the Cincinnati Bengals.

In a new weekly feature, The Crimson will be tracking the successes (and potential failures) of some of Harvard’s most successful graduates not to use their Harvard degrees. While a tour through professional sports is not exactly a who’s who of Harvard alumni, a few athletes have taken their game to the next level. From Jeremy Lin to Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Crimson maintains a presence outside of the labs and law offices of the world.

This week’s alumni tracker takes us back to the NFL where former Harvard quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05 suffered his first loss of the 2011 season.

Entering Sunday’s action, Fitzpatrick was coming off his best month of football since graduation. He received the AFC Offensive Player of the Month honor for September and entered the day with the NFL’s leading offense.

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Harvard QB Winters Not Yet Healthy

Published by E. Benjamin Samuels on October 04, 2011 at 3:11AM
Coll-Backs

Senior quarterback Collier Winters suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener against Holy Cross, and has not appeared since. According to his tweets, it appears that he will miss this week's game at Cornell as well.

After suffering what appeared at the time to be a minor hamstring injury, senior quarterback Collier Winters has not appeared in a game since the season opener Sept. 17.

It now looks like he might be out for a little while longer. Winters confirmed that he would be out for this week's game against Cornell.

"I sat down with our trainer, Brant Berkstresser, and our head coach today, and [we] discussed the options, trying to see where I was at with my rehab and everything, and how I was feeling," Winters said. "And I’m not quite back to 100 percent yet, so I think they’re going to let my try and heal up one week, and rest up, and my goal will be to play next week."

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Fitzpatrick Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September

Published by Scott A. Sherman on October 01, 2011 at 3:11AM
MONTH-RA

Harvard alum Ryan Fitzpatrick '05 was named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Month yesterday.

Things just keep getting better for Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05.

After leading his Buffalo Bills to a 3-0 start, the former Crimson quarterback has gone from a player little known outside Harvard Yard and upstate New York to a national media darling in a matter of weeks (as an example, if Fitzpatrick’s Google Trends chart were a polygraph, he would have been accused of recently telling more lies than Pinocchio).

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LaHaie '02 Runs in Honor of Fallen Crimson Teammate

Published by Shayna Price on September 30, 2011 at 2:27AM
MURPHY'S LAW

Harvard football alum Eric LaHaie ’02 (in red) is racing in the Sahara in honor of his late teammate and friend, Niall Murphy ’02 (dark blue jacket).

Harvard football alum, Eric LaHaie ’02, has headed to the Sahara Desert to race in honor of his late teammate and friend, Niall Murphy ’02.

LaHaie and Murphy were best friends and both All-Ivy defenders for the Crimson.

Murphy, who was also a hurdler on the track and field team, suffered from diabetes at a young age and passed away suddenly in February due to complications from juvenile diabetes.

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